The social and psychogical needs of children of drug users: report on an explanatory study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/334970
Title:
The social and psychogical needs of children of drug users: report on an explanatory study.
Authors:
Hogan, Diane M.
Citation:
Hogan, Diane M. 1997. The social and psychological needs of children of drug users: report on exploratory study. Dublin:Trinity College Dublin. The Children's Centre.
Publisher:
Trinity College Dublin. The Children's Centre.
Issue Date:
1997
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/334970
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Impact on Children's Life Experiences Children in the study experienced exposure to parental opiate use in different ways. Half had been prenatally exposed to opiates, according to parents. All had experienced the effects indirectly, however, either through changes evident in parental behaviour and/or through separation from and loss of parents. Many had been exposed at an early age to the legal system, having experienced their parent being incarcerated and in some cases witnessing the arrest and visiting a parent in prison. The majority of the children had experienced separations from parents, due to parental incarceration, hospitalization, and/or inability to provide care. Few of the children showed evidence of social-emotional problems relating to parental drug use, with only one child having received treatment for psychological or behavioural problems. Impact on Children's School Progress The majority of children were experiencing difficulties at school. These problems were related to poor attendance, concentration difficulties, poor work completion, and low levels of parental involvement with their education.
Keywords:
CHILD HEALTH; DRUG USER; PARENT
ISBN:
1902230000

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHogan, Diane M.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-15T21:53:34Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-15T21:53:34Z-
dc.date.issued1997-
dc.identifier.citationHogan, Diane M. 1997. The social and psychological needs of children of drug users: report on exploratory study. Dublin:Trinity College Dublin. The Children's Centre.en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn1902230000-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/334970-
dc.descriptionImpact on Children's Life Experiences Children in the study experienced exposure to parental opiate use in different ways. Half had been prenatally exposed to opiates, according to parents. All had experienced the effects indirectly, however, either through changes evident in parental behaviour and/or through separation from and loss of parents. Many had been exposed at an early age to the legal system, having experienced their parent being incarcerated and in some cases witnessing the arrest and visiting a parent in prison. The majority of the children had experienced separations from parents, due to parental incarceration, hospitalization, and/or inability to provide care. Few of the children showed evidence of social-emotional problems relating to parental drug use, with only one child having received treatment for psychological or behavioural problems. Impact on Children's School Progress The majority of children were experiencing difficulties at school. These problems were related to poor attendance, concentration difficulties, poor work completion, and low levels of parental involvement with their education.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTrinity College Dublin. The Children's Centre.en_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectDRUG USERen_GB
dc.subjectPARENTen_GB
dc.titleThe social and psychogical needs of children of drug users: report on an explanatory study.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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